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Auction 125, Lot 1

"Cosmographiae Universalis…", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1550 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographiae Universalis

Color: Black & White

6.2 x 4.5 inches
15.7 x 11.4 cm

A decorative title page featuring a woodcut depiction of Creation, with God presiding in Heaven, and the land and seas below populated with animals and fish. The four corners are adorned with angels at the top and strange creatures at the bottom. On a sheet of Latin text (8.2 x 21.2") with a 12-line woodblock initial.


Condition: A

Estimate: $130 - $180

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/24/2008